Can anyone point me to a reference of where they do the stern-gerlach experiment for particles of spin>1/2. I can't seem to find any. I find many discussing the theory, but none actually doing the experiment. I'm looking for experimental results.



I'm not sure if this quite fits your request for 'particles', but there is a reasonable amount of literature on performing Stern-Gerlach type experiments on molecules and clusters.

I might suggest you start with Stern-Gerlach deflection spectra of nitrogen oxide radicals, Gedanken et al., J. Chem Phys. 90 3981 (1989). (A real Gedanken experiment! - I'm sure he never heard that before...).

If that is not quite what you wanted I'll have to think about it some more.

  • $\begingroup$ I was hoping for something simpler to show to students. All of these types of experiments are quite complicated. Strange that it's hard to find. I wonder if there are a shortage of spin 1 atoms for this type of experiment. $\endgroup$ – juacala Oct 4 '16 at 22:14

A late answer, but might help



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